Itanagar: Proscribed militant outfit ULFA (I) urged the Arunachal Pradesh government to grant permanent residence certificate for the Assamese citizens residing in the border state.
ULFA (I) chief Paresh Baruah addressed a letter to Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Saturday, urging the state government to take necessary steps in granting the Assamese residents residing in the state with the PRC, “Arunachal Pradesh has always been kind to its Assamese speaking community over the years. However, Assamese speakers, who are natives of the land and have been living there for generations before NEFA (North-East Frontier Agencies) 1972, are now in danger of repatriation,” the letter written by Baruah read.
“The native Assamese speakers of Arunachal Pradesh have been denied the right to obtain their Permanent Residence Certificates (PRC),” he said.
“Therefore, I would like to humbly request the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh to not let the heritage of countless Assamese families decimate,” he added.
“It is an earnest request on our behalf that the Assamese people native of Arunachal Pradesh granted PRC,” he further said.